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Loyle Carner Tickets

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Loyle Carner Tour Overview

Benjamin Gerard Coyle-Larner (born 6 October 1994), known professionally as Loyle Carner, is an English hip hop musician. After supporting various rappers during their tours, he released his debut album, Yesterday's Gone, in 2017, which garnered a nomination for the 2017 Mercury Prize. He released his second album, Not Waving, but Drowning, in April 2019. Carner has been nominated for three Brit Awards.

Benjamin Gerard Coyle-Larner was born on 6 October 1994 in Lambeth, South London. He and his younger brother, Ryan, were raised in South Croydon by his mother, Jean, a teacher of children with learning difficulties, and his stepfather, Nik. He has had minimal contact with his father, who is of Guyanese descent. Carner is mixed race. His stage name is a spoonerism of his double-barrelled surname as well as a reference to his childhood struggle with his ADHD and dyslexia diagnoses.

About Loyle Carner

Carner played his first official gig at The Button Factory in Dublin, Ireland in October 2012 supporting rapper MF Doom. He released his first extended play in September 2014, titled A Little Late, which was well received by music critics. Loyle Carner supported American rapper Joey Badass on his UK tour and went on to play the 2015 UK festival season, including Glastonbury Festival. He played on Huw Stephens' BBC Radio 1 show as part of their Piano Sessions series in October of that year. Carner was included in the BBC's Sound of 2016 list. In August 2016, he supported American rapper Nas in his show at the O2 Academy Bristol. Later in the year, he collaborated with poet Kae Tempest for a performance.

Carner's debut album, entitled Yesterday's Gone, was released on 20 January 2017. It garnered acclaim from music critics, with The Independent naming it the album of the year. The album was nominated for the 2017 Mercury Prize, which was won by Sampha for Process. In 2018, he received two respective Brit Award nominations for British Breakthrough Act and British Male Solo Artist. He was scheduled to perform on BBC Radio 1 in February 2018 but cancelled due to a disagreement over cover song choices. Loyle Carner's second album, Not Waving, but Drowning, was released on 19 April 2019. On 30 June, he performed as part of the year's Glastonbury Festival on its Other Stage, marking his second appearance after playing the John Peel Stage the year before. The song "Angel" was listed as part of the FIFA 20 soundtrack playlist. In 2020, Carner and his brother co-directed a music video for the song "Eugene" by Arlo Parks.

Loyle Carner Facts

  • Carner employs a "languid" style of rapping. His sound has been described as "confessional hip-hop", "introspective", "jazz-infused", as well as "sensitive and eloquent".
  • Loyle Carner dreams of opening a restaurant.According to the talented rapper, he hopes to one day attend cooking school and even open his own restaurant when his music career slows down.
  • Loyle Carner has been on supporting tours with KateTempest, Joey Bada$$ and Atmosphere.It was a dream come true for the South London rapper when he was able to support one of his biggest idols, Nas, on the Bristol O2 academy stage in August 2016.
  • Carner made a return to the O2 Academy Brixton in 2017 to promote his first album with one-on-one show.

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